June 5, 2014 |
John J. Bauman Jr., 59, of Lindenwold, a volunteer fireman since he was 16, died of a heart attack on Sunday, June 1, at home. A 1972 graduate of Camden Catholic High School, Mr. Bauman had worked for the Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. in Pennsauken since 1978. Mr. Bauman was "first a driver and then in the production department," his wife, Patricia, said in a phone interview. Before going to Pepsi, she said, "he worked for Coca-Cola for a short period. " "I told him, if he worked for Coors or Budweiser, I would have loved him more," she said, with a laugh.
February 4, 2014
It's one thing to fantasize about telling your boss, "Take this job and shove it. " To quit a good-paying gig with no backup plan takes guts. Hilary Beard, of Mounty Airy, did exactly that 17 years ago, after holding down corporate positions at Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi. She had no clue what would come next. "I felt like I was just a liar," Beard recalled last week. "I was working for Pepsi, and I didn't drink Pepsi. I just wanted to have integrity. . . . Integrity is when what you think and what you feel and what you do are all in alignment.
September 22, 2013 |
From the breakup desk at People magazine comes word that Miley Cyrus is aghast at the speed with which ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth has sought solace in the arms of another - the other being the comely Mexican singer/actress Eiza Gonzalez , with whom Hemsworth has been observed in lip-to-lip exercises. "She knows Liam has been seeing Eiza and it's been hard for her," A Source close to the 20-year-old singer tells People. "She can't believe he moved on so fast and so publicly.
March 21, 2013 |
Honickman Group, of Pennsauken, will acquire Pepsi-Cola bottling operations on Long Island, N.Y., from another independent bottler, Pepsi Bottling Ventures L.L.C. (PBV). Terms of the transaction, expected to be completed during the second quarter, were not disclosed. Honickman's Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York currently operates in New York City's five boroughs and Westchester County. "Nassau and Suffolk counties provide the requisite scale for us to reinvest significantly in our make-sell-deliver capabilities and partner with PepsiCo to proudly reinvigorate our presence in the greater New York market," said Harold A. Honickman, chairman of the Philadelphia-area's largest soft-drink bottler.
May 9, 2012 |
Aramark Corp., one of Philadelphia's largest companies, has hired a former PepsiCo executive to succeed longtime chief executive Joseph Neubauer. Eric J. Foss joined the privately held food-services and facilities-management giant as its new president and CEO Tuesday. Foss, 53, retired as CEO of Pepsi Beverages Co., a $20 billion division of the soft-drink maker, on Dec. 9. That makes the CEO succession at Aramark something of Pepsi generation phenomenon. The 70-year-old Neubauer had held several senior positions at PepsiCo in the 1970s, including the head of its Wilson Sports Goods division before joining what was then called ARA Services at its chief financial officer in 1979.
February 8, 2012 |
Sodas, sports drinks and other sugary beverages are an unhealthy choice for kids, according to the nation's leading pediatricians' group, which strictly opposes the sale and advertising of the products in schools. Yet Coca-Cola's Live Positively slogan and the soda-maker's familiar red-and-white logo pop up on the American Academy of Pediatrics' consumer education website, healthychildren.org, in a corporate sponsorship that some health experts denounce as a serious conflict of interest.
September 20, 2011 |
I'm not supposed to spoil your viewing experience by telling you what happens on the first two-hour episode of the TV season's biggest new series, The X Factor, which airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Fox. But even if Simon Cowell would like you to believe it's totally different from American Idol, you already know what happens, because you know that not even Paula Abdul, in her craziest moment, would make many changes to the formula of...
February 14, 2011
J ENICE Armstrong's column on the Pepsi Super Bowl ad saying that Pepsi was stereotyping black women is totally absurd. Why can't she just see that it was a funny commercial, and had nothing to do with racial stereotyping? I bet if it was the other way around, a white girl throwing a can of soda at a black girl, she'd be yelling about white supremacy and hearkening back to the days of slavery. If there were no black people in the ad, she'd be complaining that no minorities were used.
February 10, 2011
HA, HA, HA. I'm laughing and smiling so no one will think I'm one of those angry, mean, overly aggressive, emasculating black women. I've been known to be curt and impatient when stressed, but I'm not an eye-roller or a neck-swiveler even when highly provoked. I know black women who fit that stereotype and who readily admit as much, but even they were incensed by the Pepsi MAX commercial that aired during Sunday's Super Bowl. In that ad, Pepsi not only resurrected the angry black woman, but had her hurling a soda can. In case you missed it, here's the recap: A black woman tries to get her guy to eat better by kicking him, pushing his face in a pie and stuffing his mouth with soap.
May 24, 2010 |
This is how you build a neighborhood park in an age when Philadelphia no longer bothers funding such urban niceties: First enter a famous cola-maker's online contest to win micro-financing for good ideas. Next, start a Facebook page. Go to Twitter and blast all your friends. Provide the link to the website of said beverage company (Hint: Starts with P). And, since this is Philly, encourage everyone to vote early and vote often. If this shamelessly promotional social-networking scheme works, then maybe, just maybe, East Passyunk will find itself with $50,000 to turn the chaotic intersection at 12th and Watkins Streets into a "pop-up park" by the end of May. But only if you go to the website and start clicking right away on "Reclaim Concrete," says Clint Randall, a freshly minted urban planner who dreamed up the project - www.refresheverything.